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Southcliffe – All Souls – Series 1, episode 4, Arts

Southcliffe – All Souls – Series 1, episode 4

I’ve trudged through this bog of despair searching for closure and answers. Tonight was the final episode of Southcliffe and instead of a conclusion I found myself wading further and further into this murky swamp of gloom.

By | Arts | Sunday, 18 August 2013 at 11:00 pm

Southcliffe – Lights Falls – Series 1, episode 2, Arts

Southcliffe – Lights Falls – Series 1, episode 2

With echoes of the capture of Colonel Gaddafi and Raoul Moat’s demise, tonight marks part two of this study of misery.

By | Arts | Monday, 5 August 2013 at 11:00 pm

Southcliffe – Hollow Shore – Series 1, episode 1, Arts

Southcliffe – Hollow Shore – Series 1, episode 1

What is it about Misery TV that’s proving to be so compelling? Despite leaving viewers feeling like they’ve been punched in the stomach by the end of each episode, they keep coming back for more. It’s something I’m trying to understand as I start watching Southcliffe, Channel 4’s new addition to the growing genre that is Misery TV.

By | Arts | Sunday, 4 August 2013 at 11:00 pm

John F Kennedy first memorial in Dallas, Notebook

John F Kennedy first memorial in Dallas

The 22nd November 2013 marks the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of John F Kennedy. The city of Dallas has announced that the day the 35th American President was killed in 1963 will be remembered with an official memorial. Kennedy was killed as his motorcade drove through Delaney Plaza in downtown Dallas, Texas.
“This is an event to [...]

By | Notebook, The Foreign Desk | Thursday, 22 November 2012 at 11:24 am

Gun porn: Put shooting magazines on the top shelf where they belong, Notebook

Gun porn: Put shooting magazines on the top shelf where they belong

Cold blooded shooting is bad enough, but turning six year olds into close range bunny shooters is beyond any civilised society. A responsible government would shoot the sport in the head once and for all. Consigning “shooting porn” to the top shelf would be a start.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Thursday, 6 September 2012 at 4:11 pm

Aurora, Colorado, Ramadan Mubarak, IMAX, Lord Coe, Notebook

Aurora, Colorado, Ramadan Mubarak, IMAX, Lord Coe

A look at the trending topics on social networking sites and search engines today, to see what we’re interested in, and why.

By | Notebook | Friday, 20 July 2012 at 12:00 am

Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman and the blurry line between conservative media and the far-right, Notebook

Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman and the blurry line between conservative media and the far-right

For the last few weeks online neo-Nazis have been uncomfortably close to the conservative media in a campaign to smear the dead teenager before his killer was even charged

By | Notebook | Friday, 13 April 2012 at 5:41 pm

Justin Timberlake’s love of guns, Film

Justin Timberlake’s love of guns

Justin Timberlake reveals his love of guns and how his grandfather gave him his first one, when he was 10.

By | Film | Monday, 17 October 2011 at 1:31 pm

Ready… Aim… Fire., Notebook

Ready… Aim… Fire.

The shooting in Arizona is yielding good mileage for the American 24-hour news machine. A familiar story arc is unfolding with all the features of a tragedy in 3 Acts that will keep news cycles busy for at least a few more rotations. First we had the day itself, producing hour after hour of re-hashed [...]

By | Notebook, The Foreign Desk | Thursday, 13 January 2011 at 1:43 pm

Sarah Palin, The Arizona Gunman and Individual Responsibility, Notebook

Sarah Palin, The Arizona Gunman and Individual Responsibility

On Saturday, Gabrielle Giffords, the US Democratic Representative for Arizona’s 8th District was shot in the head alongside 11 other victims, in a public attack that is occurring with growing regularity in America.

By | Notebook, The Foreign Desk | Monday, 10 January 2011 at 4:52 pm

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